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Up The Love, Issue #012 Love
April 01, 2017

Welcome to the 12th issue of the Up The Love newsletter!!

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This monthly newsletter contains, original articles, best tips on raising self esteem, inspiring stories and quotes to bend your ear and even make you laugh.

In this 12th issue is an original article on Love.


What’s love got to do with it? Is it really a second hand emotion? Do we really need it at all? What does it have to do with our self esteem?

Love is acceptance. When we accept another person we are in fact in love with them. There are different expressions of love like romantic love, family love, friendship love and even pet love. All of them are about acceptance.

Webster’s Dictionary defines acceptance as to receive willingly; to approve; to agree to and to believe in. Very powerful words. Where we get into trouble is when we extend our love to another CONDITIONALLY. What does this mean? This means we have conditions attached to our giving – I will love you but you must or I hope you will love me in return. Unconditional love is a rarity because we have a very deep psychological fear of not being loved in return. Unconditional love exists more with our pets especially dogs who have no conditions attached to their giving. How do we get out of trouble? How do we end this cycle of fear and subtle manipulation? Learn to accept ourselves first and foremost.

We are the most important person in our lives. We must honor the life we have been given. The greatest gift we can give ourselves, others and ultimately the world, is to live a healed life. When we accept ourselves first it is easy and natural to accept others.

Now what does love have to do with self esteem? Everything. When we love ourselves our self esteem immediately increases because we think and feel better about ourselves. There’s nothing like a healthy dose of self-acceptance to rev up our self esteem.

Please see my website articles on taking responsibility; doing affirmations to change your mindset to a positive one and doing an affirmation poster to help you focus on what you want.

Doing these 3 exercises will greatly increase your love for yourself. From this new place of loving yourself first you will love others with no conditions attached creating what I call a win win situation.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this original article.

The next newsletter is due out May 1st, 2017.

Self esteem quote: What's love got to do with it??!! Everything!! Simple fact: babies need love. We need our own love and the love of others.

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With love, Dave.

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